Create Customized System Tray Pop-Up Reminder With Notifu

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Remember previously covered reminder called, msgboxmkr, which lets you notify yourself about important tasks that are to performed when you logon to Windows? It throws a message box on the screen having customized text to remind users about the tasks they might forget to perform within given timeline. Notifu is a highly customizable, open source application that provides somewhat similar functionality, allowing you to create a customized balloon message which pops-up everytime you log onto Windows. Instead of providing GUI based configuration console, it allows changing message text and other settings from Windows CLI. You can create a batch script file (BAT) to specify configurations and text message without having to open Windows CMD.

Notifu uses iUserNotification module to display pop-up balloon, and thus, can be customized in numerous ways. In download package, you have executable files, namely, notifu and notifu64, which when run shows the way of writing the pop-up balloon script.

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However, if you’re not comfortable writing a script file, you can always edit the Sample.bat file in text editor to quickly design a custom pop-up balloon.

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Don’t forget to change the first text string enclosed quotation marks that represents title of the reminder. Once done, save the BAT file and verify the script run.

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You can create your BAT script file’s shortcut in Windows Startup folder to run it everytime you logon to Windows. If you’re looking for a more easier way to create customized pop-up balloon message, check out previously featured NotifyMe.

It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Versions for both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are available. To learn more about its implementation, features and usage, head over to product page by hitting up the link below.

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  • geekonabike

    Anybody know of an application like this for Linux?